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Not Like This

by StormMiguel Florez

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I wrote this song at the beginning of the pandemic.
(Annalise and I are doing great)

Part of a series of home recordings I'm hoping to release here somewhat regularly.


Why’d you have to bring him home
so many years ago
Thought I had quit remembering
those memories you know

Had a glitch in our Matrix
and would we both survive
Someone tried to pull the plug
but we got out alive

I need to know that we will make it this time
It’s nothing personal, but can I
can I
can I
get something in writing
that when we’re all done fighting
I’m gonna see you again
I wanna see you again

Bitterness sets into me like some silly cliché
Why is it when we grow up the magic grows away

We made vows to bring our shiny
objects to the end
That horizon’s getting close
and none of us are friends

I can’t believe my eyes when I look back
at us
I broke all my promises
when you broke all my trust
I’d like to think that we’ll be
better next time
It’s irresponsible, but can I
can I
can I
get something that’s binding
that when we’re all done dying
I’m gonna see you again
I’d like to see you again
But not like this


released April 9, 2022


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StormMiguel Florez San Francisco, California

StormMiguel Florez is a Xicane trans singer-songwriter and filmmaker from the SF Bay Area via Albuquerque, New Mexico. His Southwest desert roots are deep and are a muse for his songs about family, death, loss, love, and your basic scorpionic woes.

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